Tag: technology

April 2017
Multicolored mind: Fluorescent markers pinpoint cells inside a 'mini-brain' grown from human stem cells.M. Renner  et al. / The EMBO Journal
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Lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ mimic brain development

by  /  28 April 2017

A new method for examining blobs of neurons known as ‘mini-brains’ reveals structures like those in the human brain.

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Intricate image: A novel scanning technique reveals the branches of neurons inside the brain of an awake mouse.
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Clever tweaks give brain scans new dimension

by  /  14 April 2017

New improvements allow researchers to look at cells deep inside the mouse brain, make high-resolution movies of firing neurons and monitor brain activity in monkeys over months.

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Digital difference: Adapting screening measures for tablets may boost efforts to flag autism in the doctor’s office.Hero Images / Getty Images
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Screening status quo misses most children with autism

by  /  3 April 2017

Most children with autism go undiagnosed until after age 3, and many of these children remain undiagnosed until after they reach school age.

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March 2017
Biological profile: A new technique can distinguish three groups of human immune cells by their gene expression patterns.
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Portable method profiles gene expression in single cells

by  /  31 March 2017

A new technique offers a fast, versatile way to measure gene expression in thousands of cells at once.

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Shaping up: The structure of a protein produced by a computer program mirrors the actual structure as revealed by X-ray crystallography.
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Tool narrows search for elusive protein structures

by  /  17 March 2017

A new computer program can predict the 3-D structure of proteins at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

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News

Virtual doctor visits may not reduce healthcare spending

by ,  /  13 March 2017

Telehealth services may boost access to care, but they don’t save money, according to a new study.

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February 2017
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Opinion / Viewpoint

Animated sidekick connects parents to children with autism

by  /  21 February 2017

In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.

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Photography by Vanessa McKeown
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Gahan Pandina: New tool may aid autism trials

by  /  14 February 2017

A new ‘knowledge engine’ collects reams of behavioral and sensory data to create highly sensitive outcome measures for autism drugs.

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Clear view: Neurons in the outermost layer of a mouse brain are visible through a large glass window in the animal’s skull.
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‘Crystal skull’ provides panoramic view of mouse brain

by  /  3 February 2017

A curved glass replacement for the top of a mouse's skull lets researchers spy on the activity of more than 1 million neurons.

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This is a story of autism in small-town America

by  /  1 February 2017

Rural living can be wonderful: community, friendly faces, a slower pace of life. But when there’s autism in the family, it can be tough.

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